When is Now?
Rosalyn Bodycomb’s paintings stand as both a respite from and a space in which to contemplate the chaotic world around us. Her paintings capture the deep intricacies of the natural world and beckons us to imagine our way in. Through measured meditations of the clockwork movements of the New York and D.C. subways, Bodycomb is able to freeze time and consider what Albert Einstein famously described as, "...the distinction between past, present and future [being] only a stubbornly persistent illusion." As Bodycomb states, “This is a difficult concept to grasp because time for us is experiential. We're certain that there's a chronological order to events that cannot be flipped on its head willy-nilly. However, possibilities abound if we step away from this linear narrative. When we look for cracks in the Newtonian Cosmic Clock idea, where time ticks by at the same rate for everyone everywhere, we find them. Physicists suss them out in theories, poets in words, and painters in images askew. All the dimensions of space, and all the dimensions of time exist in the “block” universe simultaneously. In this chunk of space-time everything that has happened, is happening or will happen continues to be so. Then is now, now is now, when is now.”